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Include These Wildlife Biologist Skills
- Biology and ecology knowledge, particularly a Masters of Science in Biology or a related field
- Effective communication, written and spoken
- Analytical thinking skills
- Laboratory and field work experience.
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Dear Dr. Shillito:
I am submitting my resume for the open position of Biologist at the Field Research Agency. As a skilled wildlife biologist and researcher with nine years of experience in studying and protecting vulnerable wildlife, I am confident of my ability to make a significant contribution to your organization.
My professional experience includes designing and carrying out long-term studies to collect, enter, and analyze data on little-understood organisms and developing plans to protect them. With my advanced education and my dedication to collecting quality data through superior management and team leadership skills, I am in an excellent position to impact performance at the Field Research Agency.
The following are a few highlights of my qualifications and experience:
Excelling as a Wildlife biologist with the EPA for the past nine years, supervising five full-time and three seasonal employees.
Lead, trained and supervised employees in survey methods, habitat assessment procedures, predator monitoring, and GPS equipment use.
Lead the successful conservation of the purple gecko.
Conducted extensive field work including habitat assessment, population surveys, species inventory, predator assessment and control, disease monitoring and control, and habitat data.
Conducted numerous presentations to various entities and hosted public meetings for outreach efforts.
My keen knowledge of wildlife biology assessment, planning, and intervention—along with my ability to effectively coordinate and lead teams of biologists—will allow me to help continue and expand the success of your important agency mission. I look forward to meeting with you and discussing my qualifications and this opportunity in more detail.
Thank you for your consideration.
Rosalie A. Jorgensen